To address issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty among poor individuals in Rhode Island.
About the Organization:
Supported by donations of food from Providence's farmer's market and restaurants, Amos House was launched in 1976 as a soup kitchen. Today, the organization is a leading social service agency in Rhode Island and manages the largest soup kitchen in the state, providing social services to 15,000 people a year and housing about a hundred men and women every night.
Current Programs: Although primarily known for its , Amos House also provides and housing; , , and training programs; and an array of , including HIV education, mental-health referrals, transportation assistance, and help with applications for food stamps and other benefits. In 2004, the agency launched a social enterprise, Amos House Works, which has expanded from serving healthy lunches in school cafeterias to corporate meetings and operating a food kiosk. The organization also engages in efforts on behalf of the poor and homeless.
The Amos House Web site offers of individuals who have been involved with the organization or have participated in Amos House programs, information on or , and links to . Visitors to the site can also access , , and a .
Amos House receives funding from individuals, foundations, and government programs.